Opinion

Response to ‘Government publish FE Choices’

If you saw FE Week’s front-page headline “Private providers ahead of FE colleges in government learner satisfaction survey” and…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Apprenticeship advertising: Is it counterproductive?

The Government has committed itself to creating an extra 250,000 Apprenticeships by 2015. This is a challenging target, particularly…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The government need to sharpen their focus

It’s great as Shadow Skills and FE Minister to celebrate this fourth annual Apprenticeships week. Looking back on Labour’s…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Innovative curriculum helps progression to apprenticeships

The chance to develop vital skills and experience before starting an Apprenticeship can give would be apprentices a real…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Apprenticeships: a little bit of advice

It’s a mess.  Anyone who thinks the current or proposed system for providing information advice and guidance (IAG) to…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Apprenticeships are in need of innovation

The government’s commitment to promoting and funding more Apprenticeships has been welcomed by those who are working hard to…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter


Opinion

The empowering role of apprenticeships

Despite a lot of media coverage of apprenticeships in the last year, not enough has been heard from the…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

How do we incentivise the employers?

The key word is already in Apprenticeships. We need to be doing more to ‘entice’ SMEs and other employers…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Safeguarding the definition of apprenticeships

The debate around apprenticeships over the last few months, which has now prompted a Commons select committee inquiry, was…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

A chance for change at Skills Funding Agency

The announcement of the retirement of the head of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and the head of the…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

Further Education: the heart of post 14 learning?

When Professor Wolf published her report in March 2011 she made a number of key recommendations that would crystallise…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
Opinion

The meaning of freedom

Colleges and other providers are promised significant new freedoms by the coalition government in the way they are governed…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter